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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Extreme nasal congestion, sore throat, bad metallic taste in mouth now my right is slightly red, painful to blink w/white-yellowish discharge. Help?

Possible sinusitis: Sounds like you may be developing acute sinusitis. The fever, bad smell, bad taste all suggest this. It could be a viral infection if <7 days duration, but if >10 days, I would favor a bacterial infection. You should see md. ...Read more

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My tongue tasted like it had dry patches on it and had a metallic taste almost. Does anyone know if this is STD related?

My tongue tasted like it had dry patches on it and had a metallic taste almost. Does anyone know if this is STD related?

What to do: First, see a dentist for an exam and find out why you have those symptoms on your tongue and metallic taste. There are lot's of possibilities. Second, if you are concerned about getting std's, consult with your physician for an exam and testing. Better to be safe on both counts and get whatever treatment you need (if any). Knowing you don't have anything serious is also comforting. ...Read more

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Help! Painful large taste buds tongue feels like it is swollen weird white patches itchy throat metallic taste lump in throat! Constant worry?

Painful tongue: This could be a viral or a fungal infection. It is impossible to diagnose without a visual exam and additional information/medical history.
See your dentist or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Why would I have a metallic taste in mouth days while using the ortho evra birth control patch?

Why would I have a metallic taste in mouth days while using the ortho evra birth control patch?

Hormones: 1.Certain times of cycle hormones are at a higher level and can promote bleeding gums (severe or very mild). Birth control mimics this effect. The metallic taste could be from the break down of blood...Metallic taste may be the iron in the blood. 2.May also be a combo of this patch with your system...Patches deliver hormones directly and are more efficacious than oral pill, check with your doc. ...Read more

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What could be causing this metallic taste on the tip of my tongue?

What could be causing this metallic taste on the tip of my tongue?

Need more: History including existing medical condition, medical history, medications presently taking. ... Probably best to consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Removed my tongue ring, will this stop me from always having a metallic taste?

Removed my tongue ring, will this stop me from always having a metallic taste?

In addition: Infections can also cause a metallic taste. They might be tooth, gums, sinus, or tonsils. If you go back to a tongue barbell, use plastic ends not metal. The metal breaks teeth. ...Read more

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What can cause tongue to feel smooth with a bloody/metallic taste?

Tongue: A cause of a bloody or metallic taste may be bleeding gums from periodontal disease. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies may be a cause of your smooth tongue and the change in taste. I would recommend seeing both your dentist and primary care doctor and have everything checked ...Read more

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What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

Candida infection: There are other possibilities but candida is most likely the cause. See a dentist who specializes or has training in oral medicine for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When to be concerned about intermittent bitter/ metallic taste on tongue that doesn't seem to coincide with diet/ stress/ oral hygiene?

When to be concerned about intermittent bitter/ metallic taste on tongue that doesn't seem to coincide with diet/ stress/ oral hygiene?

Have it checked: A change in taste is a very significant thing. It could be caused by a change in salivary gland function, interactions of medications or something more. To be sure you should consult with your dentist and your physician. ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste in my mouth. My tongue hurt too. Did I get fluoride inside my tongue?

See your PCP: The change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems, medications and treatments or simple seasonal flu. See your PCP if concerned. ...Read more

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Could allergies be causing a metallic taste in my mouth and a sore tongue?

Could allergies be causing a metallic taste in my mouth and a sore tongue?

Metal taste: Allergies can cause a post nasal drip that can result in a funny taste in your mouth but the metal taste and sore tongue sounds like a possible side effect to a medication. Have your doctor review any meds you are taking for a possible side effect. ...Read more

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Is a metallic taste in my mouth normal after tongue piercing?

Tongue piercing: A metallic taste may be the result of an infectious. How often do you clean the area? See a dentist ASAP and get this checked. Better yet take the tongue piercing out. They can do major damage to your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic taste, a tongue sore & chillitis that comes & goes. Nausea/taste comes on & off all day with/out food. Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic tas?

Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic taste, a tongue sore & chillitis that comes & goes. Nausea/taste comes on & off all day with/out food. Past 5 months have had nausea, bitter metallic tas?

See your doctor: The metallic taste is known as dysguesia and can have many causes, including infection, an effect of smoking, allergies, or certain medications. With the meds you're taking I do wonder if one could be causing this, including the nausea and chelitis. I would suggest an office visit with your prescribing doctor to discuss your symptoms and review your medications and their side effects. ...Read more

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After I brushed my tongue today, I had a metallic taste in my mouth with lots of pain. Did I get fluoride inside my tongue?

See your PCP: Dysgeusia is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems, medications and treatments or simple seasonal flu. See your PCP if concerned. ...Read more

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Laser surgery on tongue 6 weeks ago. Now dave dry mouth and metallic taste. Tongue has been rubbing on metal fillingwhat does this suggest?

Laser surgery on tongue 6 weeks ago. Now dave dry mouth and metallic taste. Tongue has been rubbing on metal fillingwhat does this suggest?

Call your doctor: Laser surgery on tongue for what? Are you taking medications? We would need much more information in order to help you. I suggest that you call and see the doctor who performed the surgery and ask those questions of him/her. ...Read more

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I have a yellowish green color on back of my tongue and a terrible metallic taste. Saliva stays in the back of my mouth whenever I lie down, preventi?

Tongue taste: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is known to cause a metallic taste in some people. As for the 'green' part, two things come to mind. Either the GERD is the culprit and you are bringing up bile at night or you could have oral candidiasis. Try sleeping propped on 2 or three pillows. Talk to the Cymbalta (duloxetine) presciber. ...Read more

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2 days ago, I started experiencing strong metallic taste coming from the back of my throat & tongue. I'm well-hydrated, but I had alcohol 3 nts ago.

2 days ago, I started experiencing strong metallic taste coming from the back of my throat & tongue. I'm well-hydrated, but I had alcohol 3 nts ago.

Many possibilities: Could be from infection of teeth, tonsils, gums, throat. Could be from a bleed. Could be from change in diet. Could be a systemic problem such as diabetes. Please see both your General Dentist and your General Physician for examination. Further tests may be in order. ...Read more

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Metallic Taste on Left Side of Tongue for over 3 Yrs since Wisdom Tooth Extract. My Ortho said the lingual nerve may hve been stretched causing trauma?

Dysgeusia: Is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems (failure of a dental crown), medications and treatments. ...Read more

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My tongue has a white coating and I have a metallic taste at the front of my mouth. I've tried cleaning it with my tooth brush, but it comes back, also it is really far down my tongue where I can't reach. What do I do?

My tongue has a white coating and I have a metallic taste at the front of my mouth. I've tried cleaning it with my tooth brush, but it comes back, also it is really far down my tongue where I can't reach. What do I do?

Dentist consult: See a dentist for a complete and thorough medical and dental history and a one on one clinical exam for the cause of your symptoms. There are many causes or combination of causes for what you describe. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

I am experiencing a metallic taste, dry mouth, raised bumps, back of tongue is white, and extremely bad breath that I can't smell. But offends others.

Halitosis: Bad breath can be caused by many different factors, including sinus infections, periodontal problems, smoking, cavities, acid reflux, and your diet. Address all of these possibilities with your dentist and physician, and I'm confident that your problem will at least be minimized, and hopefully eradicated. ...Read more

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Hi I have a metallic taste in mouth and vibrating tongue feeling can see one large white spot on tonsil I am not in pain no fever my allergy hayfever?

Examination: See your Dentist. There may be an infection with bleeding causing the metallic taste, or it can be from Meds, diet change, etc. What exactly do you mean by "vibrating" tongue? White spot on tonsil & vibrating tongue has to be examined by ENT. Your Dentist should evaluate you for infection and to evaluate tongue integrity and function. Go get examined. ...Read more

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Past 5 months, bitter/metallic taste, nausea, chilitis, sore on tongue. All comes & goes frequently. No new meds. Saw GP x2, DMD x1, Derm x1. Not reflux.

Past 5 months, bitter/metallic taste, nausea, chilitis, sore on tongue. All comes & goes frequently. No new meds. Saw GP x2, DMD x1, Derm x1. Not reflux.

Deficiency?: It is possible that you could be deficient in Iron or Vitamin B, especially considering your medications and previous surgery. Consider discussing this possibility with your doctor and they can discuss a further evaluation and treatment plan with you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Metallic taste in mouth. My tongue and roof of mouth feel raw. Throat feels tight.?

Dry Mouth: Can also cause the symptoms mentioned. Use non alcoholic mouth rinse and drink non sugary fluids to moisten the throat and mouth. Observe though if the tightness of the throat is due to constriction. It can be an allergic reaction to something taken or inhaled. Call your doctor. If you cannot breathe and started wheezing, it is an emergency situation. ...Read more

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Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Metallic taste in mouth what can be causing this?

Broad range possible: Certain supplements & medications can give a metallic taste like biaxin, (clarithromycin) lithium, azithromycin, captopril, penicillamine, meds for glaucoma, reflux, & insomnia. Epistaxis, sinus infections or gingivitis with occult bleeding of the gums can give a metallic taste. Deteriorating metallic fillings, caries & abscesses can as well. Vitamin deficiencies b-12 & zinc, pregnancy & some systemic diseases. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Why does my boyfriend have a metallic taste in his mouth?

Drug side effects: A metallic taste can be a side effect of drugs or medications. I suggest he see his family doctor to explore this possibility. A comprehensive dental exam would also be a good idea. ...Read more

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What can cause a metallic taste in your mouth?

Gingivitis: While a number of conditions can cause a metallic taste in your mouth, gingivitis is the probably the most common. You should see a dentist to have it addressed and properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

Sudden metallic taste in mouth. Am I tasting my own blood?

More history: Usually "dysgeusia" with an odd metallic taste is from taking medications (even calcium carbonate) or "just happens" & is never explained. I trust you are otherwise well & do not have occupational exposure to lead, mercury, or cadmium. Try running floss across your tongue, and using plastic utensils. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

What does it mean if I have a metallic taste in your mouth?

Not metal: Medications such as some antibiotics, prenatal vitamins and antidepressants, as well as drugs used to treat high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis and kidney stones and iodine can cause metalic taste. Oral problems, including oral infections such as gingivitis or periodontitis, tooth infections, and poor oral hygiene. Rigorous oral hygiene should be the first approach to treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

What could cause a metallic taste in my mouth at odd times?

Many reasons: 1. Galvanic action: 2 different metals in saliva, a conductive fluid. 2. Leaking or broken down fillings. 3. Gum disease can cause a metallic taste. 4. Medications that are taken. 5. Trapped food particles or foods you have eaten. Consider these reasons, brush and floss well, and seek professional advice if it persists. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing this metallic taste in my mouth?

Hard to say...: Without a medical history and an exam, it is difficult to tell you exactly what is your cause. Multiple factors contribute, including medications, hormonal changes, dental problems, etc. Please see your physician and dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've got a metallic taste in my mouth. What could cause this?

See dentist: You could have a vitamin deficiency. You could also have beginning periodontal disease. See a dentist to have your mouth evaluated. ...Read more

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I have got a metallic taste in my mouth, what does this signify?

Could be many things: Broken filling, GI issue, reflux, result of drug therapy. Start by seeing your dentist and if all is okay see your md/ent/gi specialist. ...Read more

Metallic Taste In Mouth (Definition)

A metallic taste in the mouth is an abnormal or unusual taste in the mouth, sometimes ...Read more